Classes

Joyful Birthing offers a variety of classes (in-person and virtual) to help parents prepare for birth, baby and all things parenthood.

SPRING HYPNOBIRTHING SERIES

NEXT GROUP CLASS: SPRING 2020

The next group offering (12-hour series) will be held at Relief Parenting in Hampton, NH on Sundays from 9:30-12:30 on 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17. If these dates don’t work for you, please reach out directly to Ellie, as changes to the schedule are sometimes possible. Private classes are always available, catered to your own specific scheduling needs. The series is for you and partner and can be taken at any point during your pregnancy. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer, who brings a uniquely personal element to the class. Having used the method herself for her two births and drawing on her experiences as a mother, birth doula, and lactation counselor, Ellie will prepare you and your partner for birth with honesty, humor, and a wealth of experience in the birthing world. You will leave this class with a renewed sense of calm, confidence, and excitement as you anticipate the birth of your baby.

Topics will include:

The HypnoBirthing philosophy: debunking the myth that childbirth is a painful, horrific ordeal and understanding the importance of a positive expectancy around birth.

Understanding the FEAR, TENSION, PAIN connection, where it comes from, what explains it, and how to avoid it.

Questions you should be asking your provider at your prenatal visits.

The 5 HypnoBirthing Techniques, including breathing, affirmations, visualization, self-hypnosis, and relaxation.

What to expect from the difference stages & phases of labor; how to assess labor progress without a vaginal exam; the importance of your birthing environment.

How to best prepare for a hospital birth; understanding common procedures, interventions and pain-medications; how to effectively communicate your birthing wishes.

Evidence-based research that can help you make the choices that are best for you and your family.

Best practices and positions for optimal fetal positioning & smooth labor progress.

How to best navigate any special circumstances should your labor venture off-course.

Welcoming your baby into the world: the magical hour, how to optimize bonding, benefits of skin-to-skin contact, when to initiate breastfeeding, and understanding newborn procedures, including Vitamin K, Erythromycin Eye Ointment, Hepatitis B Vaccination, and circumcision.

Best practices for early newborn care and breastfeeding.

 

Group classes are $400.

Private classes are always available!

To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or use the PayPal below (+3% processing fee). Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon!

Note on Coronavirus: We are watching the development of Covid-19 carefully and will update participants in early April about the status of the class. Should the decision be made not to hold the group class, the class will be held virtually via video conferencing with Zoom for all participants following the schedule listed above. Should the class proceed in person, any participant will have the option of joining the group class virtually, via video conferncing. 

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Joyful Birthing offers a series of Virtual Classes for those families seeking preparation for birth, baby, and/or breastfeeding but don’t have the time or interest in attending a group class.

Virtual classes are held through a video-platform (such as Zoom or Hangouts) and include a professionally designed Keynote presentation, video demonstrations, and live on-one-on interaction.

BASICS OF BIRTH

Want to feel empowered and prepared for childbirth but don’t have the time to attend an in-person class or series? Then this private, virtual offering of Basics of Birth is for you!

Joyful Birthing offers a 2-hour virtual class (or in person, if you prefer) catered around your schedule and needs to help you prepare childbirth. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother of two, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, and lactation counselor- and includes a professional keynote presentation, video content, and access vareity of must-have resources. Ellie will prepare you and your partner for birth with honesty, humor, and a wealth of experience in the birthing world. You will leave this class with a renewed sense of calm, confidence, and excitement as you anticipate the birth of your baby.

 

Basics of Birth covers the following content:

The Three Stages of Labor

What to Expect from Early Labor

Active Labor & When to go to the hospital

Arriving at Hospital: What to Expect

Birthing Environment

Coping Techniques

Labor Positions

Transition: As Labor Advances

Pain Management Options

2nd Stage: Pushing & Delivery

Delayed Cord Clamping

The Magical Hours

Selecting Your Provider

The Gentle Cesarean / Family-Centered Cesarean

Prenatal Checklist: Birth Preferences, Optimal Fetal Positioning & Hospital Bag

Natural Ways to Encourage Labor

How to Achieve Optimal Fetal Positioning

Basics of Birth is $175 and includes the 2 hour one-on-one virtual session, access to a variety of documents and resources, and two weeks of follow-up support via email. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or use the PayPal below (+3% processing fee). As soon as payment is received, Ellie will contact you to schedule your class.

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NEWBORN CARE

This private, virtual class is the perfect preparation for first-time parents! Get tips from an expert on bathing, diapering, babywearing, must-have baby gear, newborn sleep, a typical 24-hour schedule, and tried-and-true infant soothing tecnhniques! If you don’t have the time to take an in-person group class, then this 1-hour virtual session is for you!

Joyful Birthing offers a one hour virtual Newborn Care catered around the needs of your schedule. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, and lactation counselor. Ellie will provide you with evidence-information, practical tips, and need-to-know information so that you are ready to meet your newborn’s needs from day 1. Note: this class can also be taken after baby is born (real-time application!).

Newborn Care covers the following content:

The Magical Hours: Welcoming & Bonding with Baby

Understanding the Fourth Trimester

Infant Soothing Techniques: What Every New Parent Needs to Know!

Kangaroo Care

Babywearing

Bathing Techniques & Practices Your Baby will Love

Diapering

Understanding Infant Poop

Typical 24-hour Schedule (what to expect from sleep & feeding)

Must Have Baby Gear

Newborn Care is $85 and includes the 1 hour one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or use the PayPal below. As soon as payment is received, Ellie will contact you to schedule this class.

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PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING PREPARATION

This private, virtual class will prepare you for a successful breastfeeding relationship, starting at the time of birth. Learn what to expect in the first few days and weeks, how to optimize your milk supply, how to read your baby’s hunger cues, proper positioning and latching techniques, how to optimize the health benefits of breastfeeding to baby and mom in the first six months, common myths about breastfeeding, and how to avoid common problems, such as sore nipples, engorgement, and early weaning.

Joyful Birthing offers a one hour virtual Precatered around the needs of your schedule. Classes are taught by Ellie Lindenmayer- mother, certified childbirth educator, birth doula, and lactation counselor. Ellie will provide you with evidence-information, practical tips, and need-to-know information so that you are ready to meet your newborn’s needs from day 1.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation covers the following content:

Finding the perfect latch, with video demonstrations

Interactive positioning demonstrations, including the football hold, cross-carry, and natural positions

Common myths & misconceptions that you may even hear from hospital staff or your pediatrician regarding pacifier use, jaundice, glucose levels, alcohol & medication use, putting your baby on a schedule, nipple shields, and supplementation.

Identification of hunger cues & the importance of skin-to-skin contact

How to effectively address common troubles, including engorgement, over supply, and nipple pain

The stages of lactation, colostrum, transitional milk, and how to know when your milk has come in

How to safely enjoy a glass of wine without having to “pump ‘n dump”

Recommendations on nipple creams, using the pump, and when to introduce the pacifier

Preparing to return to work with a breastfeeding baby

Feeding solutions to try before considering formula; an overview of the safest formulas available on the market today.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Preparation is $85 and includes the 1 hour one-on-one virtual session & access to a variety of documents and resources. To register, please submit payment via Venmo to @Ellie-Lindenmayer or use the PayPal below. As soon as payment is received, Ellie will contact you to schedule this class.

Reserve today!

Please note: All class fees are non-refundable. Should you be unable to attend the class you registered for, you may apply the paid fee toward any other class, workshop, or consultation in the future.